Mini Plushes Have Arrived
Mini plushes are here! This is the longest stretch we've had in between litters. Last litter of plushes was in February. I'm so obsessed with these babies and now that bunny therapy is open, this will be our first litter involved in our therapy program which helps socialize them even more!
Pictured below is our new buck, Benny! He has such a sweet temperament and is very social. I am very selective on who I bring into my breeding program, especially for my mini plushes because they aren't a perfected breed yet. My standard is a little different than what most breed for. I am basically trying to have the body shape of a holland lop with rex fur. That would be wider crowns, shorter wider ears, thicker bone, and flatter faces. I think Benny adds the wider crown and shorter wider ears to this without losing the quality in his fur. He is SO soft! I bred him to Grace and I'm hopeful to meet the little nuggets mid June!
Here is a little sneak peak of Faith and Binx's babies. Their eyes just opened a few days ago and they are learning to explore more in the nesting box. They haven't made an appearance out yet but soon enough they will be hopping around! Both are girls and I decided to name them Sugar and Cookie. For those of you coming to a bunny therapy event in June, you will get to meet these babies!
May 12th Reservations
Reservation day is just around the corner! Olive's babies are so much fun and I'm excited to find their forever homes! Here are some extra photos from today!
Coconut is the perfect little blue eyed white girl. She has just the conformation I look for. Shorter ears, wider crown, and smooshed face! She is always the first bun to run up to the pen doors for pets or treats and is very social.
Cedar has such an amazing color and blue eyes. I've had several people say they're setting alarms for 7pm on Thursday so I'm sure he will be one of the first to get reserved. He has a mellow temperament so far and is more on the calm side. Very beautiful bun that I probably would of kept if he was a girl!
Bonsai also has a beautiful color! I love his markings and white ears. He is so cute and very adventurous. He is definitely the leader of the pack, always leading everyone in the playroom. His personality is starting to show more and he is going to bring so much laughter and joy to a special family!
Willow is a very mellow bunny with the most beautiful markings. Her pattern on her coat reminds me of a marble. So many twists and turns. Her blue eyes are stunning as well.
Ginko's ears finally started dropping today! When he was first born, I thought he was a blue eyed white. As his fur started to grow out I realized he has the slightest frosty markings on his behind and nose. He has such a fun little personality and zooms all around the playroom. If you have a dog or another bunny, I think he would do so wonderful with a little play mate.
I was tempted to keep many in this litter but I know my limits. Or at least I hope I know my limits. haha. Mama Olive is such a precious bun. Her demeanor is so calm and I love that she doesn't mind being picked up and snuggled for long periods of time! She is my therapy companion for sure! Papa Finn is one of our most stunning bucks. He is perfection in every way and super tiny. He always produces beautiful offspring!
Since I fly very frequently, I track flights almost on a daily basis. Can I just say how shocked I am at the flight price increase in just a few months?! You used to be able to fly from Seattle to Boston for $300ish. Now it's $1,000 one way!! Insane! It looks like we may be able to do some personal deliveries to California for cheaper than a cargo shipment. Let's hope the shipping prices don't raise in the next few days before reservations open! Either way, cargo is still the same price so have no fear east coasters!
Bunny Therapy Re- Opening
Bunny therapy is finally re-opening after a crazy two years of Covid and a big move with a much bigger remodel! I know how hard the past two years has been for many families and I am excited to see you all again plus some new faces hopefully!
We no longer are located in Kent but have moved to Auburn Washington. Honestly, I never thought I'd live in Auburn. The main area I was looking to move to was Hobart/ Maple Valley but God had other plans and He's planted me here. Our neighborhood is so wonderful and quiet. We live a few houses down from Sir Mix A lot. I was thinking of asking him to come to an event here to perform " I like big buns and I cannot lie". We'll see how that goes. I prayed for at least an acre and we got 5! Such a blessing and miracle. Knowing me, I will have to branch out and get more animals but in this season of life I have been flying ALL over the U. S to hand deliver our precious buns to their new families. Last year I racked up 300,000 miles with Alaska Airlines. Flights were much cheaper then so we will see what this year brings.
After the Blue Clover Rabbitry Instagram got hacked at the beginning of this year I was very hesitant to re open bunny therapy. Honestly I went through a rough time frantically panicking and praying I would get it back. Having 275K+ followers was my main source of advertising. It took about five years to create and in a moment it was just gone. IG doesn't really have a good customer service base. Actually, let me rephrase, their customer service is non existent! I've heard of many other people getting hacked and their accounts being restored after 6 months so there is still hope! During this journey I had to realize that I can't rely on anything other than God. I believe without a doubt that God will draw my customers and whoever shows up to bunny therapy will be ordained for that date even if the sessions don't fill and I'm completely ok with that now. I want to make meaningful connections with my community and share the love of these precious little ones with you all!
There will be a few changes with bunny therapy that I would like to share. The price has increased a few dollars because our remodel was $70,000 which was no where near what I thought it would be. I'm in debt for life but it was worth it so I could share the joy of bunny therapy with everyone! Unlike the first Bun Mansion, you will be able to use a restroom on site. Yippee! I know many of you will be excited for this! As of right now children are not permitted under the age of 13. Last year we had too many incidents of children not being gentle with the baby bunnies after being corrected multiple times. Bunny therapy was designed to bring relaxation to our families and it was getting to rowdy and hectic with children running around. Quite honestly after 10 minutes, most kids were done and wanted something more stimulating. Don't get me wrong, there were plenty of families that had children that thoroughly enjoyed the entire hour but because of the majority that were mishandling the babies and running around, I had to take action. It wasn't enjoyable for most of the adults that were attending and I will not risk the safety of my animals. Therefore, you must be 13 years or older to attend. I plan on making separate children events in the future, so for you families with young children, do not fret and keep an eye out for updates!
That's all for now folks! Have a blessed weekend!
Traveling On A Plane With A Rabbit
Which airlines allow rabbits?
This blog will only help those traveling within the United States. Alaska Airlines or Frontier are the only airlines now that allow rabbits in cabin. As strange as this may sound, Alaska only allows rabbits that are pet and not ESA (emotional support animals). ESA animals are considered a prescription and not an actual animal which I find to be the weirdest thing. Anytime I have ever called to add a rabbit to my flight, they have never asked if they are ESA. So you didn't hear this from me, but they don't have to know if your pet is an ESA or not. Just be sure to book them as a pet.
Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God.